Feetweek Clarins

Plastuni Normandie responded to the sporting and solidarity challenge recently launched by Clarins to its suppliers in support of the Arthritis foundation.

Walking, running, jumping, moving… whatever the way, the challenge was to keep the body moving to accumulate the greatest number of steps for a week.

Results: Plastuni finished 11th overall out of 36 suppliers. Among the 5 Plastuni teams competing, one is ranked 22nd out of 232 teams. And as regards the individual ranking, let us note the exceptional performances of Amélie Delhon and Cédric Guelle who finish 2nd and 5th respectively out of a total of 938 participants.

Congratulations and a big thank you to all those who spared no effort in proudly flying the colors of SOMATER! 😊… and who thereby actively contributed to funding research into the treatment of joint diseases.

Eco-design through material reduction

Plastuni Lisses has just developed, in partnership with Fleurance Nature, the first European tube that is eco-designed through material reduction.

With 28% less weight compared to market standards of 300µ, this ultra-light tube is made of 220/11 PEHD. It is fully recyclable and significantly reduces the consumption of raw materials.

Already distinguished by a Recyclass certification, we are aiming with this new lightweight laminate for ISCC+ certification. Another concrete illustration of the SOMATER group’s commitment to the circular economy.

Catalogue produits Somater

You have the product, but need the packaging to launch it? At Somater, you will find THE solution.

Recycled or bio-sourced materials, lightweight products, special decoration – we have the answers to combine sustainable development, industrial performance and differentiation.

When your launch requires a quick solution, we offer our standard packaging catalogue.

And if “time to market” and “capex” control are key to your project, you will find the solution in our “ready-to-go” packaging.

You can browse through it here.

Circular economy

In partnership with the Rocher Group, Huhtamaki and LyondellBasel, Somater (PUL) is preparing to launch a new generation of laminated tubes with more than 40% recycled raw material.

Composed of renewable raw materials, certified according to the international ISCC+ standard, these new tubes represent a major advance in eco-design and are compatible with current and future envi-ronmental requirements.

This new advance fits perfectly with SOMATER’s commitment to promote the circular economy and re-duce its impact on CO2 emissions.

A big thank you to our partners with whom we are co-building the solutions of tomorrow.

For more information: see the press release of the Huhtamaki group.

Pharmapack -  October 13 and 14 in Paris

After several long months marked by health restrictions, we look forward to seeing you again at the next edition of the PHARMAPACK 2021 trade fair which will take place exceptionally on October 13 and 14 in Paris.

A true European hub dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging, this is the unmissable event for meeting all the players in the sector, discovering current trends and seizing new opportunities.

The pharmaceutical packaging of tomorrow will once again be in the spotlight at SOMATER: ever lighter, easier to recycle and designed in an eco-responsible approach, we offer you the best technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of your products.

We therefore invite you to come to our stand H18 (Hall 7.2 Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles) where we will of course respect the sanitary measures in force.

PET Carbios

SOMATER produced the first bottles made from chemically recycled PET at the request of L’OREAL for the BIOTHERM brand.

This is a real revolution because the enzymatic treatment of PET developed by CARBIOS brings the raw material back to its original state.

SOMATER is proud to contribute to the industrialization of this extremely promising technology, which is part of its mission to reinvent primary packaging, promote the circular economy and reduce its impact on CO2 emissions.

An "impressive" technique

SOMATER takes a new step towards industrial excellence thanks to laser printing integrated into its new production line in Savigny.

Used for the marking of pharmaceutical caps, this innovation offers multiple benefits compared to the decoration technology used previously:

  • Quality: precision of marking and stability of the process;
  • Respect for the environment: removal of inks, solvents and other chemicals;
  • Performance: increase in production rates linked to the disappearance of set-up times.

These are all arguments that help strengthen our relationship with our customers by offering them sus-tainable packaging solutions.

SOMATER gets the MORE label

Mortagne-au-Perche is the second factory of the SOMATER Group to obtain the MORE label, after Plastuni Normandie in 2020! Developed by the « Fédération de la Plasturgie », this label rewards manufacturers who are part of the circular economy and use recycled polymers in their manufacturing process. It is allocated each year on the basis of the volumes of recycled materials used.

This distinction is further proof of our know-how in the eco-design of packaging. We are committed to continuing our efforts, reducing our environmental footprint and promoting the circular economy among our customers.

Certification ISO 15378 site de Theix

With a second production site dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging, SOMATER is decisively strengthening its presence in the health market. Obtaining ISO 15378 certification for the Theix site is the culmination of an industrial strategy aimed at ensuring the security of supply to our customers.

The ISO 15378 standard sets out Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applicable to primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. Its attribution to the Theix site validates an efficient and effective quality management system.

With its Savigny plant, SOMATER now has a high-performance industrial tool that guarantees the continuity of operations for the pharmaceutical market, making it possible to face major crises like the one we have been experiencing for months.

The new certification reinforces the link between SOMATER and its pharmaceutical clients. By combining industrial performance, capacity for innovation and securing needs, we offer them new prospects for cooperation. Here’s the proof: a major strategic project that we will present soon.

CFIA in Rennes

Let’s meet at CFIA 2021 in Rennes (stand D10, hall 9) on June 9, 10 and 11! After the cancellation of the 2020 edition, we look forward to seeing you again. This will be the occasion to present you the latest packaging solutions for the food industry that are increasingly sustainable, lighter and more economical in terms of raw materials.


In collaboration with our partners and suppliers, we have developed new packaging products, optimized their recycling and favored recycled materials. Here are a few examples that demonstrate our commitment to this approach:

  • Search for alternative polymers able to integrate existing recycling channels (PET / rPET),
  • Use of PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) and CCR (Circular Certified Resins) recycled polymers,
  • Recyclass, Iscc + and FSC certifications.


The world has changed. Let’s take advantage of the CFIA to talk about “ecodesign”!